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  1. Hi there! Not sure how we got to restore points, however it is my understanding that they get turned off by default when you upgrade to w10. For what reason, I don't know, but they have to be turned on after upgrading! Why your UAC gets stuck when using administration privileges I don't have a clue. I think you need to get your OS backed up and use the MCT flash to upgrade to the Anniversary addition! You're having to many weird things going on. If you can't run sfc /scannow and DISM from elevated CMD, there is a major problem with your OS and it could be malware! What happens if you turn UAC off? Have you ran any malware scanners like Malwarebyes??Adwcleaner? http://windows10forum.com/topic/394-how-i-get-rid-od-malware-and-more/
  2. Hi ! @Nova Vishy I have just reread your thread. Here's a great blog by @adacosta to prepare your PC before upgrading. Lots of good stuff in this blog! Some information about sfc /scannow and DISM http://www.groovypost.com/howto/10-things-check-before-installing-windows-10/ http://windows10forum.com/blogs/entry/3-how-to-ensure-a-smooth-upgrade-to-windows-10-anniversary-update/?page=2#comment-57
  3. Here is the down load site I use when helping my senior citizens ! An award winning disk cloning and imaging solution for free. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and e-mails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives as well as burning to all DVD formats. This version is for non-commercial home use. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
  4. Hi Macrium Reflect has made several up dates to the free version sense Leo made his video and we can talk about them later. The main thing for now is getting the image created on a external drive.
  5. Hi @Nova Vishy It would take me for ever to post all the information that I have attached on this thread. That's why I use well know authors to do that for me. There should be enough information for you to create a back up image and then figure out which W10 recovery option you want to use. Ask Leo does a great job explaining Macrium Reflect, but if you get stuck or have a question, I have been using Macrium for nearly 12 years and I know it pretty well! Happy computering my friend! I will check back latter. We do our best here to solve W10 issues for our members and we do it with a smile
  6. Hi My suggestion would to create a back up image of your OS with Macrium or another image program. That way you will be able to get back exactly where you are right now. If you have that much data on your PC and don't have a back up, you're waiting for a Hard drive crash and starting over from day one. Once you have a image, then you can try some of W10 recovery options. They are explained below. My chose is the in-place repair upgrade! When you have a image of your OS, you can be fearless! This is a tutorial by Shawn Brinks who is well know in the computer world. If you have further questions, please feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them! If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you could use push-button reset to refresh or reset Windows. Refresh your PC Fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps. Reset your PC prepares the PC for recycling or for transfer of ownership by reinstalling the OS, removing all user accounts and contents (e.g. data, Classic Windows applications, and Universal Windows apps), and restoring preinstalled customizations to their factory state. The options above are great for what they are intended for, but you could also do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything other than all installed Windows Updates. This tutorial will show you how to do a repair install of Windows 10 by performing an in-place upgrade without losing anything. http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do a repair install of Windows 10.
  7. holdum333

    Not a gamer!

    Surely Someone here has a comment about this topic!. If not, why not start your own thread on the forum and see if you get any replies on your thread! Good luck!
  8. holdum333

    Not a gamer!

    Hi There! Seriously I play the game very well. Anyone care to join me?? Do not play for real money. You will lose my friend. The game is rigged against you! You can play for free chips and have a lot of fun. Do not ever play for real money on these terrorist sites. They are all rigged against you my friend.
  9. holdum333

    Not a gamer!

    Hi there! I'm not a gamer IMHO. I do play Texas Hold-Um and that's where I got my name. I'm not very good at the game, but I still enjoy playing it. I just play for the free chips. I would never advise anyone to play for real money, because the system is rigged and they will win.
  10. A W10 refresh will keep your files and data, but all Apps will need to be reinstalled, and you will also have to reinstall all windows updates. Even though that's what MS states, I never make any major changes to my OS until I have a back up image of my OS, that will get me back to where I was. It'd just that simple! A Windows reset will take you back to factory and you will need to reinstall all Apps, all data, and possibly all updates. You will be back to day one, and that is a very drastic way to go, and would be my last suggestion to any member having W10 issues! That would be what this old country boy would do if I was going to sell or give away the PC A window in-place reinstall upgrade will restore every thing but windows updates. I have covered that here in the forum several times. You can do a search if your interested in doing that! Let's move on!
  11. I have no idea which statement you were answering @Rich-M Lets move on until the OP responds with more questions. Let's not confuse the OP any further! The OP needs to make a image of their OS that they can use to get back where they are now; in case the upgrade goes south, and Macrium and many other image programs will do that. Thanks!
  12. Heya @Rich-M! Not sure where you're going here. If you create a back up image with Macrium Reflect, It will include all programs and every thing that's on the drive. The image will be restored just like it was the day you created it!. I agree that you probably don't need a 1TB drive. However they aren't that expensive these days and you can use it to back up other things along with images! A system image is, as its name implies, an image of your system. What that means is that the image contains a copy of everything on your system, including the current operating system, your installed applications, your settings and customizations, and all of your data. The key word is here “everything”. This is important, because by making a copy of everything, there’s no guesswork involved on what, exactly, needs to be backed up. You’ll have captured absolutely everything you could possibly need.
  13. Hi! I have been searching the forum and there are several registered members here. I don't know the exact count. I just hope that some of them see that the forum is active. I hope they come back here if they have W10 issues and let us help them! My thinking is that there has been some confusion in the past and hopefully that is being addressed by staff at this time!
  14. Hi! You're very welcome. I don't know your computer skills and there is a lot to be absorbed in my post. Please ask any question and I'll try my best to answer you. I spend a lot of time here on the forum, but I'm not on 24/7. I'll try to watch for your posts if you have a question! PS Leo needs to make money like everyone else, and so you will find Leo promoting his books, but I haven't found any harmful PUPs or other malware on his site! If any staff or member here has a comment about that please comment; preferably with a PM.
  15. Hi @Nova Vishy The staff here on the forum like "Ask Leo" I also like Leo Here's good read about creating a back up image of your Operating System. It is my understanding that the forum approves links by Leo. What other ideas would you like?? If you can boot into windows, you don't need to run the flash on boot up. You can attach the flash to a USB port and click on "Set Up" You may get more replies from other forum members latter! If you have more questions, I will try my best to answer them! http://www.groovypost.com/howto/mount-burn-iso-images-windows-10/ https://askleo.com/how-should-i-back-up-my-computer-before-an-operating-system-upgrade/
  16. Hi @Rich-M Good advise on the windows updates. I would also add that a sfc /scannow and DISM would be good to run, to make sure your OS doesn't have an system file violations! Here's a good blog by @adacosta how to prepare your PC for a successful windows update! http://www.groovypost.com/howto/10-things-check-before-installing-windows-10/
  17. Heya @Vadim Thanks for your reply. My system is running just fine also, but I still like to keep a eye on it. Please share a screen shot of your Reliability Monitor. I would like to see how yours compares to mine! I'll be posting a screen shot soon that shows a perfect 10. I'll have to brag about that when it happens! PS Thanks for your post. The only one so far on this thread!
  18. OK Thanks! Would be nice if we had a members list showing members , guests, bots or who ever was logged on. Bots are good. That means someone is watching and interested in what we're doing. I don't understand why some times it shows what guests are clicked on and viewing ,and other time it doesn't. I would guess those that don't show are bots! I like to see which threads are being viewed. I would also like to see a members list. I have asked about that before , but no comment so far. I see all these guest registering, but I never see a new members list or who the latest member to join the forum . I think oboy new members. More action, but nothing happens. Makes me wonder if guests are having problems registering and I would think staff would be checking on that!
  19. Heya @Rich-M If your on the internet my friend, someone some where is watching you. I don't know what you mean by shutting it all off, but I seriously doubt if you have shut it all off. You might be able to fool some with a proxy program like "Hide my XXX" but i wouldn't guarantee that either. Thanks for you comment friend! My first and only one!
  20. Thanks @Rich-M for your post. I tried the "learn more" and it looked like it was going to work, but when it got to the configuring part it failed and went back to the original W10 update! I haven't tried it again. I think @adacosta has a blog about it and MS has fixed the bug! I remember seeing a message to try again latter, but I never tried it again! I'll probably use the MCT flash. I'm thinking it's probably the best way! http://windows10forum.com/blogs/entry/9-fix-error-0x80070057-when-installing-windows-10-anniversary-update/ PS I hope you are recovering from your surgery!
  21. Heya @Rich-M I'm curious to know if you did any of the suggestions by @adacosta in this blog, to ensure a smooth upgrade. I haven't upgraded to the anniversary yet. I'm going to wait awhile for MS to get some bugs out. I have the anniversary update on a PNY flash and that's what I'll use to upgrade!
  22. That really confuses me. Did you burn the ISO image to a DVD and use it to try and fix your issues? If so, how did you use the ISO image??
  23. Heya friend! If you need further help, I will do my best to try and suggest helpful information. There may be other forum members replying latter. I'll check your thread latter tomorrow !
  24. Hi ! You are saying your PC updated Tuesday. I'm a summing you're talking about the anniversary update. There are three ways to upgrade and I have posted them above, but here it is again. What have you done to try to fix your problem? I would suggest trying the media creation tool to upgrade. Was W10 working before the update? Have you tried reset or refresh? Your post leaves a lot to be desired. It would be helpful also to know your make and model. You may get more replies from other forum members latter. Please post back what you have tried to do to recover from your issues. What do you see when windows boots up? Are you able to boot into Windows?? Can you get to the recovery mode? Do you have a system repair DVD? W10 has several ways to recover your operating system! http://www.groovypost.com/howto/3-ways-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-anniversary-update/
  25. I like my Firefox and IE. I don't use Edge. It's hard for old people to change their habits!